Home » Tag Archives: STEM

Tag Archives: STEM

MSU engineering professors investigating how to increase the number of women in STEM fields

By BECKY GILLETTE There has been a talent shortage in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) fields over the past decade and economic projections show an even greater demand for STEM professionals in the near future. Economic forecasts predict that the United States will have a shortfall of about 1 million STEM professionals over the next decade. But in the U.S., ...

Read More »

Williams to Lead Phi Theta Kappa STEM and Workforce Programs

Dr. Johannah B. Williams has been named associate vice president of STEM and Workforce Programs at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK). Williams will oversee the development of engaging workforce- and STEM-related programming for PTK members. Nearly 20 percent of members are STEM majors, and approximately 29 percent of members plan to enter directly into the workforce upon completing their ...

Read More »

Stennis employee wins 2018 Women of Color STEM Conference award

NASA engineer Dawn Davis of New Orleans, chief of the electrical design and software branch of the Stennis Space Center Engineering and Test Directorate, has won one of the most important honors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Davis was named recipient of the Professional Achievement (Government) Award by the Women of Color STEM Conference. She will be honored ...

Read More »

Robotics team building, programming robot in lab

For six weeks it is pedal to the metal. Starting from scratch with a manual outlining the challenge and the parameters of the base, the 456 Siege Robotics team has six weeks to build and program a robot from scratch. The 25 member team is made up high school students from throughout the area and they spend hours a day ...

Read More »

Entergy unveils $1 million educational initiative

MBJ staff Entergy Mississippi announced on Thursday its People Power Initiative , an investment of more than $1 million from shareholders to help prepare the state’s work force and raise its competitive level to attract business and industry. Unveiled at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting, it comes on the heels of a $75,000 commitment parent Entergy Corp. made to ...

Read More »

MDOT site aims to aid STEM education

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new website to bolster STEM education in state schools. The science, technology, engineering and math website is designed to get more students interested in transportation industry careers, particularly civil engineering. MDOT said the website is part of its ongoing push to provide more educational opportunities to Mississippi’s students so they can better ...

Read More »

MSU, MGCCC strike partnership to bring engineering courses to Coast

STARKVILLE and GAUTIER — Mississippi State University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College haze signed a partnership agreement to bring engineering courses to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and MGCCC President Mary S. Graham said they believe engineering programs offered at MGCCC’s Jackson County Campus in Gautier will enhance the economic and industrial development of the ...

Read More »

MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square feet of additional space to ...

Read More »

JSU student recognized at national engineering convention

Special to the MBJ Jackson State University computer science student Dominick Sanders was elected Region III Pre-College Initiative Chair at the 2014 National Society of Black Engineers annual convention last month in Anaheim, Calif. “I am honored to have been selected by my peers to help to lead an incredible organization that I grew up in,” Sanders said. “I started ...

Read More »

Rolls-Royce gives test engine to INFINITY for new exhibit

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce has donated a Trent 1000 test engine to the INFINITY Science Center, located near NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. The company said in a release that the purpose of this donation is to excite visitors to the Center in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) careers by showing them the marvels of ...

Read More »